COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio State men’s lacrosse senior captain Jarred Bowman has been named the ECAC Co-Offensive Player of the Week, while freshman goalkeeper Greg Dutton was tabbed the league’s rookie of the week, the conference announced Monday. The duo played key roles in the Buckeyes’ upset of No. 3-ranked North Carolina last Saturday.
Bowman, a midfielder from Cincinnati, Ohio, and Archbishop Moeller High School, had two goals and an assist for three points in the Buckeyes’ win. He scored the Buckeyes’ first goal on a rebound to cut an early UNC lead to 2-1. Bowman’s second goal again drew the Buckeyes within one (5-4) at 10:01 of the second quarter. He assisted on a Dan Wertz tally that put the Buckeyes ahead, 11-7, with 3:15 left in the third. Bowman’s two goals, three points and three shots all were career highs, to go along with a ground ball.
Timonium, Md., native Dutton, a Calvert Hall College product, made eight saves in the win over the Tar Heels. In just the second start of his collegiate career, Dutton led the transition game, with OSU 18-for-20 on clears for a 90 percent success rate against one of the best riding teams in the game. After allowing two early goals he settled in, making a series of big saves, as well as sparking the transition with some of his long outlets, as Ohio State took control of the contest. Dutton also had two groundballs in the victory.
The Buckeyes, who moved into the national polls at No. 13 (USILA) and No. 15 (Nike/Inside Lacrosse) will take on No. 11/12 UMass at noon Saturday at Garber Field in Amherst, N.Y.